What does Lu mean?
Lu \lu\ as a girls' name has the meaning "famous warrior; light". Lu is a form of Lou: short form of Louann. Lu is also a variant of Louise (Old German). Lu is also used as a form of Lucy (Latin) and Luella (Old English).
Lu has 29 related variations via Lou, Louise, Lucy, Luella: Lluisa, Lois▼, Loise, Lola▲, Louisa▼, Louiza, Loulou, Luce, Luci, Lucia▲, Lucida, Lucie▼, Lucile▼, Lucina, Lucine, Lucita, Lucyja, Lucyna, Lucza, Luelle, Luisa▼, Luise, Lujza, Lula▼, Lulita, Lulu▼, Lusita, Luz▼ and Luzija.
Lu is a very prominent first name for females (#1758 out of 4276, Top 41%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#3207 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Lu for girls. Lu entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #686 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lu and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Lu listed in the Top 1000 are Lucy (#62 the previous year), Lucia (#230), Lola (#236), Louisa (#973), Luisa, Luella, Lulu, Luz, Lula, Lucie, Lou, Louise, Lois and Lucile. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during 1900-1909 and is now significantly lower, with forms such as Luz, Luisa, Lula, Lulu and Luella becoming somewhat dated. Lucia (#230), Lucy (#62) and Lola (#236) are three of the more trendy names for newborns in this list, with Lola, Lucia and Lucy going through a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)